442 Blog Posts From the Speed Limits Tag


Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 1

Wanna Bet? How Casino Gambling Will Pay the Way for Highway Funding in Arkansas, Part 1

By Thomas Beckett, NMA Arkansas Member Editor’s Note: In 2020, for the Driving in America blog, Thomas has already written three posts on how a small state like Arkansas is working to fund infrastructure projects. His last post is about raising speed limits in the state. Check out all four below. Driving in America—Arkansas Report […]

The Defeat of a Red-Light Camera in Fountain Hills, Arizona

The Defeat of a Red-Light Camera in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Sometimes, automated cameras and red-light cameras, in particular, create hot water situations for locally elected officials. Other times, automated cameras become the stuff of scandal, such as the scandal that keeps on rolling currently in the state of Illinois. The controversy in Fountain Hills, Arizona, is not a scandal per se. But the city council […]

Seeing Yellow before Red—Importance of Yellow Light Timings & the 85th Percentile

Seeing Yellow before Red—Importance of Yellow Light Timings & the 85th Percentile

By Gary Biller, NMA President Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as Newsletter #248 from October 2013. The information is still pertinent for those who continue to advocate against red-light camera programs in their communities. For additional information on Yellow Light Timings, check out the NMA’s ShortYellowLights.com website. At the heart of the red-light camera […]

The Secret behind the Popularity of Traffic Calming

The Secret behind the Popularity of Traffic Calming

The term “traffic calming” is simply a device to put a favorable “spin” on tactics used to obstruct, divert and slow traffic. Proponents of these tactics are usually persons who live along urban or suburban streets and object to motor vehicle traffic passing by their homes. Although residents usually couch their complaints in terms like “speeders” and […]

Defeating Automated Cameras via Lawsuits

Defeating Automated Cameras via Lawsuits

Nearly every quarter of the year, a class action moves forward fighting automated camera tickets. The latest is a lawsuit against the District of Columbia, one of the most notorious municipalities that generate millions from speed traps. A local TV news investigation uncovered in recent reports that one speed camera raked in more than $34 […]

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